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outstay (one's) welcome

1. To remain a guest in a place, especially someone's home, for too long, to the point where the host no longer wishes one to stay. After the cool reception I received at breakfast, it was apparent that I had outstayed my welcome at the cottage of my father's friend.
2. By extension, to have one's presence become unwanted in a particular environment. The polls make it clear that this candidate has outstayed her welcome in this primary race. Though wildly popular for a short time, the product simply outstayed its welcome in the market, and can now be found in bargain bins everywhere.
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outstay your welcome

stay as a visitor longer than you are wanted.
See also: outstay, welcome

outstay/overstay your ˈwelcome

(of a guest) stay too long so that you are no longer welcome: We visited some friends in France, but we didn’t want to overstay our welcome and left after a couple of days.
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Barry Geraghty enjoyed his first win of the week when Lucky William, trained by Tom Cooper, landed the Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Chase, outstaying Blackstairmountain before, predictably, surviving a Stewards Enquiry.
DEVIOUS door-to-door sales staff lie to get a foothold in people's homes, use high-pressure tactics to intimidate them and sometimes even refuse to leave after outstaying their welcome, a Citizens Advice Bureaux study has found.
Ashwood Flyer picked an opportune moment to lose her open-race maiden tag when outstaying Benro Maxie in the second of the qualifiers, Lee Gifkins' bitch pulling away on the run-in to win by over four lengths in 49.
Likes to race up with the pace, as does Makshoof, but I reckon Clive Cox's sprinter has a better chance of outstaying Michael Jarvis's horse over a strongly run 6f lb for winning a lesser race at Salisbury 9 days ago and he'll need to be a bit better than he showed there to win this
Although he wouldn't want the ground to ease too much either, Cornish Sett looks on a reasonable mark judged on his progressive chase form, and I can see him outstaying Fair Along.
Teds Anchor stretched his winning run to four when outstaying Ardagh Mike in a trial stakes here last month and the winning time of 30.
n BLACK PEAR initiated a double for trainer Wayne Wrighting when outstaying Rhincrew Santini in the sixth heat of the Milton Keynes Summer Cup over 620m last night.
Got off the mark when outstaying better-fancied opposition at Chepstow and another good run is expected.
Charlie Lister's dual Derby winner recently won the John Smiths National Oaks at Nottingham and warmed up for this competition when outstaying Allfourpaws, joint-second favourite for the Lady Godiva at 6-1, over the competition course and distance last Sunday.
SIR BRASTIAS ensured their was no happy ending for True Courage on his return to action after being robbed of victory at Pontefract a fortnight ago, when outstaying the 11-10 favourite in the extended mile-and-three-furlong maiden.
lLaura's Beau gets a 25-1 quote for the Grand National after outstaying Mr Boston in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter.
ENNEL BOY gained his first victory over hurdles when outstaying Cold Encounter in the three-mile-two-furlong handicap hurdle.